Apr 18

Hacienda Alsacia: Starbucks’ first coffee farm experience in Costa Rica

Hacienda Alsacia: Starbucks first coffee farm experience in Costa Rica

We are great fans of the liquid gold that is coffee, it powers our world and is a drink of distinction that can be savored like a fine wine or an expensive whisky. Typically big chains like Starbucks buy coffee in bulk from various growers and bring it to the US and process it to sell, but this foray is Starbucks first venture into a hands on coffee farm they own themselves. Continue reading

Apr 15

Boracay Philippines, the island that’s going on a vacation

Boracay Philippines, the island thats going on a vacation

Boracay is a small four mile island, but it has won over every sort of domestic and international traveler to the Philippines in recent year because of its pristine white sand, turquoise waters and laid back vibe. It serves as a thinking point for us in terms of sustainable travel and good trip planning. Continue reading

Apr 12

Rosewood Luang Prabang: bespoke luxury in the heart of an exotic landscape

Rosewood Luang Prabang: bespoke luxury in the heart of an exotic landscape

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What really stands out to us as we visit hotels of distinction around the world are things like service, design, culture and atmosphere. Hotels that make a lasting impression are those that score high and the new Rosewood Luang Prabang is one of those places. Continue reading

Apr 10

Costa Rica Enters the International Conventions Market with a beautiful new facility

Costa Rica Enters the International Conventions Market with a beautiful new facility

Image courtesy of: www.meetingsnet.com

Its rare that a building project gets done on time and even rarer if its ahead of schedule, but Costa Rica’s brand new convention center achieved that feat by opening its doors yesterday to the world. It’s another great sign of how tourist-centric Costa Rica is and how they are leading the region and most of the world for that matter in bringing their “Pura Vida” hospitality to life. Continue reading